Neighborhood News: The Hutton Bar & Grill Will Soft Open October 10, Micro Apartments Coming to Journal Square


**The Hutton — a new restaurant located at 225 Hutton Street in Jersey City Heights — will soft open on Monday, October 10. The restaurant will offer New American contemporary fare created by chef Deuhana Vargas. You can take a look at some of the restaurant’s vegan and not so vegan menu options here, here, and here. Per the restaurant’s Instagram account, there’s a chance it may even open Sunday afternoon. —The Hutton

**Micro apartments are coming to Journal Square. Namdar Realty Group has contracted Ollie — the company that designed New York City’s first micro apartments — to manage a  new micro apartment building at 87 Newkirk Street. The new project will join other micro developments already proposed for Jersey City. Furnished studios at 87 Newkirk will offer about 325 square feet of living space, whereas shared suites will range from 550 to 850 square feet. The building will have a total of 113-units, a laundry room, gym, sun deck, two floors of co-working office space, and ground-floor retail. Construction will begin in mid-2017. —WSJ

**Meanwhile, in Greenville officials broke ground on a new a five-story affordable housing complex that will provide 64 affordable units consisting of 12 one-bedroom apartments, 36-two bedroom units, and 16-three bedroom apartments. —

**The team behind Baonanas — the cakey, mousse-like banana pudding that’s won the hearts of many local foodies — is in need of a new kitchen and supplies. Baonanas founders — and Jersey City natives — Trisha and Lloyd Ortuoste have launched a Kickstarter to help them upgrade from their current 12×12 kitchen. —Baonanas Kickstarter

**NTSB investigators have interviewed the NJ Transit engineer involved in the Hoboken derailment last week. Per The New York Times, the engineer has no recollection of the accident and one of the train’s two data recorders which was retrieved was not functioning properly. The other recorder has not been retrieved yet due to structural damage to the terminal. —NYT

(Image: The Hutton)